United Abominations is Megadeth's eleventh album, United Abominations and it was released in May 2007. This album was the first Megadeth album to be released through Roadrunner Records and was the first to feature an almost entirely new lineup. The only remaining member was Dave Mustaine.
The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200, and was the highest chart rating they had since their 1994 release, Youthanasia. It is not now their highest chart rating though, because their 2013 release, Super Collider came in at number six on the same chart.
The first single from the album was actually a remake of one of their songs from 1994. This song is called "À tout le monde" and is French for "To all the world" or "To everyone." The song features Christina Scabbia, singer of Lacuna Coil. The song is quite touching really, and a bit concerning all at once. It sounds like a suicide note, and actually ended up connected to a shooting that happened in 2007. Apparently the guy that did a shooting at Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec, Canada mentioned the song in a blog post on the day of the shooting. This lead to many people actually blaming Megadeth for the shooting for some stupid reason. Its a shame really, because its a beautiful song.
Another track, we really feel compelled to mention is "Never Walk Alone." Because it expresses that you're still there for someone, no matter what. Its very clearly speaking of someone who you care about a lot, and had a falling out with. You never gave up, even when they were trying to push you away. Its a bittersweet thing really, but wonderful and heartwarming no less.
This album actually stands out a bit to us because its not fully about what's wrong with the government and the world around them. While that is something wonderful in its own right, and classic for Megadeth as far as we have heard, its refreshing to hear something different and heartfelt as well.
As said before, this was Megadeth's eleventh album, and there's still more where that came from! There's been four albums since this one came out, and one of them is basically brand new. That one is Super Collider, and we have done a review for it. If you're interested in that, you can click here. We also encourage you to check out our other reviews for Megadeth, which are all linked below. We haven't gotten to do much, but we are hoping to fix that soon, so stay tuned!
While you're checking things out, please be sure to include Megadeth's website!
Over there you will find all of their upcoming tour dates! In a little over a month, Megadeth will set out to perform at many festivals around the US such asFort Rock, Welcome To Rockville,Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Rock'n Derby,Rocklahoma, and River City Rockfest. They also will be doing many European festivals over the summer, but we encourage you to go to their website to see all of those.
Our Megadeth reviews: Thirteen - Super Collider -Dystopia -Stay tuned for more!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.